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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very, very hands off nature reserve with rough road in and out. Nice small waterfall with pool about 45 minutes hike at the halfway point of the road. Double check maps on phone, as paper map provided isn't overly exact...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lecturiste
Reviewed 5 days ago

The walk is great but some caveats: 1. BEWARE THE GRAVEL ROAD. The "gravel road" is no such thing! It's more like an off-road track for 4x4s with big rocks and potholes the size of Wales ready to scrape the underside of your tiny city...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank g m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Stellenbosch, beautiful landscape with a nice fynbos vegetation. Especially recommended in the protea season

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stefan F
Reviewed 18 January 2019

I have taken sooooo many people hiking there. For the short waterfall hikes or the longer panorama hikes, they are all beautiful and fun, not to difficult for Novice hikers, but still fun for more experienced hikers,

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TheunsT
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Popular for MTB and hikers. There is entrance fee of R50. If you are a Wikd Card member you can use it here. We did the hike to the 2nd waterfall. The drive from the reserve entrance to the trail starting point is on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ecsonza
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We went on a walk to the waterfalls- being A hot day, it was quite onerous, although not long. A dip in the cool pool below the waterfall was the reward. The valley views are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lesley O
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Decent scenic drive through Jonkershoek. Roads aren’t that great if you’re in a small sedan. Not sure what the entry fees are going towards other than paying the officials collecting the entry fees.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roam699126
Reviewed 18 December 2018

I often visit for an excellent time on the mountain bike routes with awesome single tracks - some among the pine plantations and I have many favourites, the Magic Carpet being one of them. There are also so many view points to stop and admire...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank antwest
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

You can hike, bike or walk. Whatever you do just do it. If you hike nice ponds along the way. If you bike make it mountain biking. Inexpensive day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We start at Stellenbosch and we are back almost six hours later. At the entrance we pay 50 Rand per person. Then we drive a one way road about five and a half kilometres on a gravel road up to the bridge over the Eerste...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 January 2019|
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Response from ecsonza | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed.
5 July 2018|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
No facilities: it was very, very dry!
27 December 2017|
Response from Peter_guest | Reviewed this property |
I've been there a number of times but never encountered this - might be an issue around holidays I suppose. But people arrive and leave all the time anyway.